LONDON VoiceObjects, the vendor of a management software for voice-controlled telephone services. has moved its headquarters from Germany to California and become a U.S. company.
It has also closed a combined equity and dept financing of $11.5 million from TeleSoft Partners, Wellington Partners, SAP Ventures, Deutsche Telekom’s T-Venture, Enjoyventure and Comerica Bank.
VoiceObjects founder Karl-Heinz Land will focus as Executive Vice President on the company’s strategic sales and business development efforts, primarily in the U.S. and Europe. Kent Bridges has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Sales, North America to manage the company’s enterprise, OEM and channel sales efforts in the U.S. Bridges’ has held senior executive sales positions at DigitalPersona, Gadzook Networks, ZeitNet, Retix and Novell.
Arjun Gupta, Founder and Managing Partner of TeleSoft Partners, said, “I believe VoiceObjects will dominate the market for next-gen voice applications management, given their unique technology and proven customer traction to date. In the US, and especially in Silicon Valley, this move will help VoiceObjects be geographically closer to the U.S. customer base and key partners.”
In conjunction with the company’s move to the U.S. Steve West has become the interim CEO, and will serve until the company’s permanent CEO search is completed.
VoiceObjects will continue to operate with its existing team in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany which now a wholly owned subsidiary of the U.S. company, supporting its customers and partners in Europe and the U.K. and its German-based engineering personnel will continue to deliver and support the company’s Voice Application Management System platform VoiceObjects X5 from Germany.